“This USA IMPORT cart is in nice condition. You can see, very faintly on the back that someone has previously written a name in marker pen. There is no back label from release. The front and spine labels have been stuck down with Sellotape. They both have a little fading and some minor scuffs along the edging. The front label has started to bubble and also has a name written on it under the word “News”. Please check the photos.”
Format: 8-Track Cartridge
Record Label: Elektra
Release Year: 1977
Release Title: News Of The World
Case Type: Plastic
Case Condition: Good (G)
Genre: Pop, Rock
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“News of the World” is the sixth studio album by the iconic British rock band Queen. Released on October 28, 1977, it marks a notable departure from their previous sound, showcasing a heavier and more rock-oriented style.
The album, available on the 8-track tape format, contains 11 tracks that take the listener on a diverse musical journey. Opening with the anthemic “We Will Rock You,” Queen immediately establishes a powerful and unforgettable presence. This track, along with its companion piece “We Are the Champions,” became enduring classics and stadium anthems.
The album features a range of musical styles, displaying Queen’s versatility and experimental nature. Tracks like “Sheer Heart Attack” and “Fight from the Inside” capture their raw energy and hard-rocking edge. “Spread Your Wings” combines melodic balladry with soaring vocals from frontman Freddie Mercury, while “It’s Late” showcases the band’s progressive tendencies with its complex arrangements and instrumental virtuosity.
“News of the World” also contains the heartfelt and reflective ballad “All Dead, All Dead,” written and sung by guitarist Brian May. The song presents a delicate contrast to the album’s overall energetic tone. Another notable track is “My Melancholy Blues,” a jazz-inspired piece featuring Mercury’s smooth vocals and piano skills.
Throughout the album, Queen’s exceptional musicianship is on full display, with May’s intricate guitar work, John Deacon’s solid basslines, and Roger Taylor’s dynamic drumming adding depth and texture to each song. Freddie Mercury’s unparalleled vocal range and charisma shine throughout, cementing his status as one of rock music’s greatest frontmen.
“News of the World” on 8-track tape allows listeners to experience the album in a format popular during the 1970s. The 8-track tape was a cartridge-based system that enabled users to enjoy music on portable players or in their cars, making it a convenient and accessible way to immerse oneself in the powerful sound of Queen’s rock masterpiece.